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Police: Man charged with murder after shooting victim during argument

Posted at 3:24 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2020-01-17 18:38:51-05

A man has been indicted on murder charges after shooting and killing a person at a nightclub.

According to the affidavit, Killeen police were dispatched to a shooting at the Obok nightclub at 2815 S. Fort Hood Street. When officers arrived on the scene they found a man on the ground with multiple apparent gunshot wounds.

The victim was later identified as Deandre Thomas, 41.

Officers spoke to multiple witnesses that stated that 45-year-old Reginald Jackson verbally argued with Thomas in the club. Later that evening, the two were arguing at the front door of the club when Jackson pulled out a gun and fired multiple rounds at the victim, according to the affidavit.

Jackson then walked away in the direction of Cantabrian Loop.

Thomas was transported to Darnall Army Medical Center and was pronounced dead.

When officers reviewed the surveillance video, it is shown that both men were arguing at the front door. Several other men were standing between them, then Jackson pulled out a gun and pointed it in the direction of Thomas.

About 15 minutes after the initial call, officers were looking for Jackson. They located a man who fit the description given by witnesses and identified him as the suspect. Officers also found a .45 caliber handgun along the route from the nightclub.

An Obok employee was transported to the suspect’s location and positively identified Jackson as the man that shot Thomas, according to the affidavit.

Jackson was arrested and charged with murder. 

Jackson is at the Bell County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

He was indicted on the charge on Oct. 17. 

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